On Inside the Actor's Studio, James Lipton always asks, "What's your favorite curse word?" Right now, mine might be asshat. At least, it's my favorite thing to call someone I don't like. But this term has also raised questions.
What is an asshat?
Should it be asshat or ass-hat or ass hat?
Is it a hat on an ass?
Or a hat that looks like an ass--in other words, a butthead?
As for the definitely, I say the latter. I think of asshats as buttheads. Their heads are so full of stupid that it might as well be their ass.
If they wore a hat on their ass, they'd just look silly. But that's what people have mentioned to me so far.
What do you think of when you think of "asshat?"